The Axeman Cometh -
1919 - New Orleans' legendary Axeman - Not truly a man but a dread spirit - goes on a killing spree, but promises to spare any house in which a jazz band is in full swing. However, the ladies at Miss Robichaux's Academy plan to defy him.
Today - An ailing Fiona deals with feeling vulnerable. Zoe, Queenie and Nan, in the wake of Madison's disappearance, make a pact to watch out for one another, as the numbers of young witches have been dwindling throughout the years. To try to find Madison, they use a spirit board that Zoe found in a secret compartment behind a crawlspace in her closet... or did the board find her? Instead, they make contact with the Axeman whose spirit is trapped within the Academy walls. Queenie, who knows that spirit boards cannot just contact spirits but also release them, immediately breaks off contact, but Zoe insists on contacting him again, without Queenie or Nan's help. The Axeman leads her to Madison... and to more questions than answers. But danger awaits when Zoe reneges on her deal with the Axeman. Meanwhile, Cordelia's new power brings on heartbreaking revelations. Meanwhile, out in the swamp, Misty Day has a surprise reunion with a troubled Kyle, and with Zoe - who needs her help though Misty is reluctant. And elsewhere, we learn of an alliance between Marie Laveau and somebody unexpected, whose secrets are darker than previously known.
The Dead -
A year earlier - Kyle, hanging with his buddies, shares his dreams about leading a useful, helpful life.
Today - Those who died and were revived try to come to terms with their undead status. One of them, who lived a numb life and is even more numb now, is desperate to feel again... to feel anything at all... and is willing to go to extreme measures to make it happen. Another, horrified by what he's become, only wants to die and feel nothing more. But the two find they ultimately have more in common than not. Meanwhile, Queenie spends a night out with Madame LaLaurie, and the two continue to forge their unlikely bond... something LaLaurie says leads Queenie to question her place in the Coven, and seek out the only other place she feels she might belong. But will the price to be accepted there be too high? Meanwhile, an increasingly ailing and insecure Fiona finds new purpose in a love affair with a very, very dangerous lover... one who's had his eye on her for a very, very long time. Cordelia makes a fateful decision about her mother, and enlists Zoe's help. And Zoe goes on a fact-finding mission that leaves her thirsting for vengeance.